The Philomathesians invited Emerson to speak before them again in 1864 and 1868. Not one of these speeches was printed. It would take 150 years for Middlebury College to publish the content of that historic 1845 speech and its message. In 1999, the Friends of the Library at Middlebury College published Emerson at Middlebury College, which contained the full text of the speech (courtesy of the University of Georgia Press) with insightful and thought-provoking essays by Sylvia Robison and John McWilliams.



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